If you’ve lost motivation at work, it can be fixed. Start by assessing your current status:
- Are you overworked?
If any of these are true, motivation will require that you take a few days off, rest up, and eagerly start back to work after your restful break. If you haven’t had a week off in over a year, then a vacation is in order. You cannot continually be motivated at work if you are overworking yourself. The best self that you can be needs rest and vacation breaks to renew your energy and your mind, and your motivation will follow.
- Have you lost touch with your passions?
- Are you doing what you love?
The other reason that we lose motivation is that we get busy and we lose track of the parts of the job that we love. Schedule those activities back into your day that you love to do. Doing the tasks that you enjoy will motivate you. They will give you energy to do the tasks and portions of the job that you don’t enjoy as much.
- Is there a process that you don’t like?
- Is there an organizational flow that doesn’t work?
Rather than losing motivation and getting frustrated at work, consider potential solutions and pitch those solutions to leadership at your organization. They may not take the suggestion, but you will feel more motivated and more in control of your destiny and your workplace by problem solving dilemmas that you face at work.
I advise that you rest up or take a vacation break, add the things that you love to do back into your job, and create potential solutions to dilemmas that you face at work to find motivation and satisfaction at work.
by Bethany Williams